Cigar lounges

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How many mag­a­zines can you not read? Why even pre­tend you want to eat that soul­less food? Spend­ing in­ter­minable hours in a ter­mi­nal in the air­port is the first cir­cle of hell (limbo, Dante’s In­ferno. Google it).

But if you’re at the air­port in Fort Laud­erdale, you’re in luck, be­cause there’s plenty to do. Here are some places to check out.

The Old Ghosts Col­lec­tive

Brows­ing through the sideshow-like odd­i­ties, folk art, an­tiques and just plain ol’ weird stuff at this Fort Laud­erdale shop is like tour­ing the set of FX’s “Amer­i­can Hor­ror Story,” es­pe­cially the “Freak Show” it­er­a­tion in Sea­son 4. You can find scarred clown dolls, weath­ered ven­tril­o­quist dum­mies, ghoul­ish masks, Ouija boards, vin­tage circus ban­ners and just about any­thing creepy. Speak­ing of creepy, owner Jack­son Valiente also runs Kreepy Tiki Tat­too next door (see the next en­try). The Old Ghosts Col­lec­tive is lo­cated at 2608 S. Fed­eral High­way. Call 305-803-9014 or go to Face­book.com/oldghostscol­lec­tive.

Kreepy Tiki Tat­too

What is a mem­o­rable trip to South Florida with­out a tat­too (or a pierc­ing) to com­mem­o­rate the stay? Just a stone’s throw north of the Old Ghost Col­lec­tive is Kreepy Tiki Tat­too, at 2606 S. Fed­eral High­way. Call 305-803-9014 or go to Kreep­yTiki Tat­toos.com. And just to the south is Into the Woods Tat­too and Art Gallery, at 138 N. Fed­eral High­way, in Da­nia Beach. Call 954-404-9536 or go to In­toTheWoods Tat­too.com.

Psy­chic Reader

Mrs. John­son does all kinds of read­ings, in­clud­ing palm ($15), tarot card ($25 and

$40), crys­tal en­ergy ($50) and psy­chic

($75). There’s also a ba­sic-per­son­al­ity palm read­ing, which doesn’t go into your love life or key dates, for $5. Psy­chic Reader is lo­cated at 219 N. Fed­eral High­way, in Da­nia Beach. For more in­for­ma­tion or to make an ap­point­ment, call 954-839-6770 or go to Da­ni­aPsy­chic.com. A dark cho­co­late pecan tor­toise is one of the many treats avail­able at Jim­mie’s Choco­lates and Cafe 47 in Da­nia Beach. Mrs. John­son does all kinds of read­ings at her Da­nia Beach of­fice just south of the Fort Laud­erdale-Hol­ly­wood In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

an hour or so. Sny­der Park is lo­cated at 3299 S.W. Fourth Ave., in Fort Laud­erdale. Call 954-828-4585 or go to Fort Laud­erdale.gov/De­part­ments/Parks -Re­cre­ation/City-Parks/Sny­der-Park.

an­tique and art shops called Da­nia Beach’s His­toric Art and An­tique District. Just have your shared ride drop you off any­where on U.S.1/Fed­eral High­way be­tween North­east Third and North­west Third streets. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to Da­ni­aBeach Cham­ber.org.

Of the 12 or so stores, some of our fa­vorite places to shop for tchotchkes in­clude Vin­tage Mar­ket and Sal­vage Co. for china, sil­ver­ware and dec­o­ra­tive gifts (17 N. Fed­eral High­way; 954-929-5557 or Face­book); Tin­kers for watches, jew­elry and coins (33 Jax­son’s Ice Cream Par­lor and Restau­rant in Da­nia Beach is a must-visit in­sti­tu­tion.

N. Fed­eral High­way; 954-927-6599); and Kod­ner Gal­leries for fine art, jew­elry and an­tiques (45 S. Fed­eral High­way; 954-925-2550 or Kod­ner.com).

As for art, do not miss the lit­tle war­ren of tiny gal­leries and artist stu­dios in the blinkand-you’ll-miss-it Can­ter­bury Square, which is lo­cated at 38 S. Fed­eral High­way.

For many peo­ple, there’s noth­ing quite as re­lax­ing as puff­ing away on a sto­gie. But just try and en­joy a cigar in the air­port. It’s far bet­ter for you to take refuge in one of the nearby cigar lounges. There’s Nep­tune Cigar Su­per­store, which is a must-stop-

AMY BETH BEN­NETT/SUN SEN­TINEL

ROD STAFFORD HAGWOOD

ROD STAFFORD HAGWOOD

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